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of president obama's first term in office. and another four years. among the traditions on these inaugural weekends are the galas and the parties. and about 90 minutes, a very special host will kick off the kids' inaugural concert and our brooke baldwin is there. i like to call her brookster. brook, are you ready for this the kids' inaugural mall? >> don lemon, i will take your national mall and raise you a couple mega stars in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really excited for the stars and thei
now. he's got to say to the american people what the president obama legacy may well be in years to come. and for that, you need to have a vision. i'm not sure most people in america are fully clear what that vision is. because we can't keep being a slightly negative, well, you know, things have been really bad, we're trying to make them a bit better. it's going to be a little more oomph about it, positivity and grand vision. >> i would go back to the famous caesar chavez line, yes, we can, and really inject a lot of optimism in this inaugural. the burden on the president is that in 2008, it was electric here in washington. a million people coming, our first african-american president. this time around, it's a little more humdrum. we're exhausted from the 2012 presidential election. newtown has all of us in a tizzy and angry. we've got the, you know, problems going on with fiscal cliff and a new debt crisis. so the mood is not great. the way to change it is a big, bold speech. i personally would like to see the president vote gun control, which i know you've been so helpfully out
. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> first year, major action. big stimulus, big bailout, big appointment, big smack. now, where were we? >> reporter: to ease racial tension. he doesn't invite the salahi's to state dinner. chicago loses the olympics. the nation loses an icon. the president wins a peace prize. year two, state of the union, big speech, national audience. what could possibly go wrong? congressman joe wilson doesn't like the president's health care pitch. justice samuel alito doesn't like his campaign finance ideas. vice president gets fresh. kagan in, rahm out, banking reform in, don't ask, don't tell out. republicans in, democrats out. >> take a shellacking like i did last night. >> where were we? >> we were here, 2011. tunisia turmoil, libya turmoil, bahrain turmoil, egypt turmoil. >> an orderly transition must begin now. >> turns out president was born in america and turns out the president can crack a joke. >> i am releasing my official birth video. ♪ >> that very same weekend, closure. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the le
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, but it is the next four years that concern president obama, of course. the problems and the potential pitfalls. oh! progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. it's healthier, and the only one clinically proven. with aloe, vitamins, and no ammonia. my hair looks healthier than before i colored. i switched. you can too, to natural instincts. ♪ >>> a live look at the washington monument this morning, where the sun is just coming up. 7:37 in d.c., ahead of the second inaugural for president obama. hundreds of thousands of people are starting to descend on washington for the inauguration. and this morning, we're looking past the oath of office to the next four years. the issues and the plans and the projects. but as our joe johns reports, some of the most notorious scandals also happen in the second term. >> reporter: president obama has high hopes for the next four years. >> i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on. >> reporter: if he
.'s legacy this year, with president obama using one of king's bibles and the event being held on the holiday. but there is an opportunity to expand on theat. why not open it up and talk about chavez, what latinos have had to struggle through? i mean king's dream is for latinos, native americans, women. >> and as brinkley points out, the president owes his re-election to latinos and women, so a small mention of them would probably go a long way. >> reporter: thank you, we'll stay in touch with you, a lot of logistical problems, let's hope they don't take place. >> we sure do, the inauguration speech and what the president will say, so much more ahead [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails
people fill ed the national ball four years together hear barack obama's first speech. and then, he was talking to a country full of hope that he could get america back on track this year, americans are divided how thing russ going in a country. a new cnn research poll lays it out. 49% of things believe things are going well in this country. 49% believe things are going well. 51% believe things are poor. no president faced the public this bitter at the start of a second term. president bush -- presidents bush, clinton, reagan, all had higher numbers when it came to americans' confidence and how things are going in this country. so joining me now john avlon, he's senior political columnist at "newsweek" and the daily beast and his much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much better half, cnn political contributor, margaret hoover, who is my secret girlfriend. >> i thought cyndi lauper was your secret girlfriend. >> you are my secret girlfriend since i hosted "in the arena" one night, we fell in love. >> a beautiful thing. i'm not going to touch it. >> you're comfortable. >> don't t
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kennedy, both 76 years old. if either of them were to leave and obama could replace them, his legacy would be dramatically different. >> in both cases, they seem pretty healthy and they both seem that they want to go on. >> absolutely. and they don't want to give the seat to barack obama. these justices are very aware of which president picks their replacement and they don't want to undo their own legacy by giving a president of the other party the chance to replace them h >> the swearing-in ceremony for the president of the united states coming up at 11:55 a.m. eastern. we will, of course, have live coverage of that live coverage in the next hour, the president heading over to arlington national sell tamper you saw the motorcade leaving the white house there is the tomb of the unknown. the president will be there to remember those who served, those who died. the president and the vice president will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. we are watching all of this unfold. our special coverage continues right after this. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's alway
the fashion statement she made four years ago, alina cho takes a look back. >> first lady michele obama. >> when first lady michele obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> so take me to that moment, where she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs. that's me. >> who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret i have to say. in the previous administrations while there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20 designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame. so who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging versus a established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made. there are fittings and more fittings. the gowns are actually shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because
wants to know. a look at michelle obama's fashion through the years. what do we want to build next ? that's the question. every day. when you have the most advanced tools, you want to make something with them. something that helps. helps safeguard our shores. helps someone see through a wall of fire. helps those nowhere near the right doctor stand a chance. ... feeling in the extremities ? no. technology can do that. who can tell me the third life cycle stage of the frog ? it can take a sick kid to school. nathan. tadpole. and help ensure a constant supply of clean energy. the things we build share one belief. that the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. >>> welcome back to our special edition of "cnn saturday morning." i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us. first lady michelle obama is a champion of healthy eating, a tireless advocate for exercise, and a baroness of fashion. who better to talk about that than fashion photographer nigel barker. you may know him when he was a judge on "america's next top model." now he's the host of "th
voters helped sweep president obama back to power for another four years. democrats scored more than twice as many latino votes as republicans did. nick valencia looks at what this means for the next four years. >> in 201, the sleeping giant woke up. more than 70% of latino voters supported barack obama, propelling him into a second term as u.s. president. and for the first time in the history of u.s. elections, latinos made up a double digit porths of the electorate. 10%. but the win for democrats was not as easy as it looked. says "usa today" columnist and latino vote analyst raul reyes. >> during his first term, there was a lot of anxiety among the latino community because it seemed like he had forgotten about his promise on immigration. meanwhile, there were record deportations going on, breaking up families. >> while obama may not have been entirely to keep his word on reform, it's the words used by republicans when discussing the imintegration issue ta may have been their undoing. voters from nevada to florida told cnn suggests like self-deportation by mitt romney hurt the repu
'm john berman along with randi kaye. president obama has something new on his limousine for this inauguration weekend. we'll show it to you here. at the bottom it says taxation without representation. washington, d.c. dmv put that on plates 13 years ago. the district city council passed a resolution last week asking the president to change his plates, he did. >> there they are. >>> we all know what it takes to throw a good party, even an inauguration party. good friends, good food and maybe a good cocktail or two. what does that mean here in washington? >> when it comes to political parties, none bigger than a presidential inaugration, like any good celebration, it requires the right spirit. perhaps best served with a little bit of history. derek brown of washington's columbia room describes a long tradition linking presidents and cocktails. >> there's the entertainment side of it. presidents are also just people. >> reporter: starting with a founding father who operated his own whiskey distillery. >> reporter: through fdr who put liquor back on the table. >> he enjoyed
address. when barack obama appeared four years ago the country did not know him, the beginning of his presidency. now for bet he and worse people know him. they know his strengths, weaknesses, the areas he's achieved and failed. it's more setting a brief mood for the country coming together. we have all this behind us. we're going to look ahead and then we'll get into the knitty gritty of our plans. >> second inaugurals are interesting things. some presidents have chosen to look backwards to talk about their accomplishments in the first term. others have not. george w. bush did not talk much about his first term but decided to make a bold foreign policy statement. what are the considerations that go into choosing what you say. >> when you look at the history of inaugural addresses there are some determined by the trajectory of history. john f. kennedy gave a speech that codified the moral commitments of the cold war. ronald reagan's first inaugural speech was an economic speech. the context was inflation which was a threat to the country at that time. but most of others, bush was like
years from now. i would want to cut the deal with president obama, that way you don't take all the blame and heat for any change that is are made to medicare and social security. that's one of the things that will compel people to get something done, but i think the edge is with gloria. it's hard to imagine in this place and this town it will happen. >> i have to say we're drawing a false equivalency. in his fist term with a democratic house and senate, the democratic president cut medicare by $716 billion and republicans spent tens of millions of dollars and won a lot of races on that, and yet they came back and this president offered what most democrats probably would not even have supported in terms of cutting medicare. i don't want to use euphemisms like reform. we're talking about less spending on health care for seniors and yet a democratic president was ready to offer that. i think this president and his party are ready to do some things that are not popular but they have nobody to negotiate. every time the speaker tries to lead he's undercut by his own team. >> can i say i don't
. >> but here we are, almost 50 years later and i've been asked by president obama to deliver this invocation. and -- >> do you see this is sort of fulfilling a destiny? >> let's say it is, all right? and i accept that. because today we have many of the same concerns that we had then. perhaps not as much violence. but we still have violence. and i think it makes at least i hope it will make people think of the past and look at what they are doing today to change things. it's a constant that's there. and i have been so blessed in all of my horror and the pain that my children have gone through, to have come this far. and i hope to be able to instill dignity and determination to move this country forward. in the three minutes that i have. i don't know if that's possible. n i'm going to give it a try. >> you said you want people to think about the past while you'll be speaking but what will you be thinking about as you gaze out over the crowd. you seem so confident? >> i think i will hold my grandmother close, near and dear to me. she was the one that set the standards for me to follow. and she
. the rubios and all that. eight years of obama in that shadow, we're not going to see a lot of new faces get air time, get that kind of publicity. so, people who have brands like biden and hillary -- >> we have to cut you off. i have to make a plug here. tomorrow after inauguration i have an interview with none other than joe biden. >> anything can happen. >>> after the break, we bring a poet's touch to this hour's coverage. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. pull out the paper and...what!!?? an article that says a typical family pays $155,000 in "wall street" fees on their 401(k)s? seriously?
in the foirs two years of the obama administration. the democrats have the white house, the senate and congress, and they did nothing. i blame both of them, and i went during the presidential campaign, i pointed out that mitt romney had champions an assault weapon ban in massachusetts when he was governor, signed the bill, got it passed and signed it. president obama, when he was running four years ago, he championed an assault weapons ban, said he would try to get it in if he got elected, and neither did anything. i crit kzed both of them. this is not a partisan thing. somehow or another, connecticut children, you know, suburban, nice, normal ro an rockwell kin image in your mind. somehow or other, that has touched the american public's heart. >> mr. mayor, thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> still ahead, the interview people have been waiting for for decades. what did lange armstrong say to oprah winfrey, and will he apologize to the millions of people whose lives he tore apart. we'll ask what they'll be looking for. ♪ [ male announcer ] end your long week... with a weekend getaway. s
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says president obama. >> the difference between this year and 2011 is the fact that we have made $1.2 trillion in cuts. at the time i indicated that there were cuts that we can sensibly make that would not damage our economy. would not impede growth. >> in a statement, john boehner stood by the efforts to use the debt ceiling as leverage. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing spending at the same time, he said. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real and so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >> if you think about the first four years. >> hoary addressed concern that is the new cabinet lacks diversity. of the 16 cabinet positions, only two are women. recent appointments to posts have been white men. the president promised the diversity of his second term cabinet will meet that of his first. >> i would suggest that everybody wait until they have seen all my appointments. who is in the white house staff and who is in my cabinet before they rush to judgment. >> the president respond
years, here's president obama with his arm against a republican, and someone will use that against a certain member of congress. so i don't think we can blame the president for his style. it's just another part of this terrible political gridlock we have. president obama is a warm and engaging man. he doesn't have the charm of a john f. kennedy or ronald reagan, but he's plenty friendly to everybody he meets, including reporters. >> he is, indeed. doug, thanks. i want to play some of the highlights from the presidential press conference. this is really what drove the conversation. it is all about the need for the government to pay our bills. >> to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. as the speaker said two years ago, and i'm quoting speaker boehner now, a financial disaster not only for us, but for the worldwide economy. so we've got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put ame
as the president's top domestic policy adviser. well, she left the obama white house about a year ago. she's with us now on inauguration day here on the national mall. melody, four years ago, it was history. it was hope. it was change. as this president begins the second term, still a sluggish economy, a polarized political environment, what is the number one challenge as he prepares to address the american people tomorrow? >> well, i still think it is about the hope of the american people, and it is still historic, the second inauguration of this president. but at the same time, obviously, it's going to be working with congress to get the economy moving, moving forward in terms of the big initiatives that the president considers to be so important with regard to immigration reform, implementation of health care reform and making sure that everybody has an opportunity, has a shot at the american dream. >> you mentioned health care reform. you know, republicans would say he did that first last time. he got in our face. that ruined the environment. i know each side blames the other side. i d
obama faces tough national security challenges over the next four years. guarding against plots by terrorist groups certainly a top priority for the president, but the u.s. also faces the possibility of cyber attacks. attacks that could really disrupt communication and banking and transportation, and our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence has an in-depth look into those threats to national security. >> reporter: terror risks are emotionalizing in mali, which could become the next launching pad for plots against america. a new challenge for national security. keep us safe. sounds simple. but over the next four years, america's security could be tested in complex ways. forget the wold care. not even a centralized al qaeda in one country. >> there are still tariearrorisn hard to reach countries planning attacks against us. >> reporter: mali and somali, hoping they don't sfwurn the safehavens al qaeda had. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they'll continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are
and president obama as well as the first lady and two little girls standing in for sasha and malia obama. not as many expected this time as four years ago but still quite a crowd. >> what we are hearing is anywhere from 600,000 to 800,000 people coming into the city. you compare that to 2008-2009. the 2008 election, 2009 inauguration, it was almost 2 million. those of us in the business community would love to see 2 million people in the city. we are not looking anywhere near those numbers. >> reporter: maybe not as many as last time but still hundreds of thousands of people. the good news is there are still hotel rooms available if you are willing to pay a large fee. the average price for a night is $600. one more interesting thing to note is the actual official swearing in ceremony will take place next sunday. it's the constitutionally mandated day for the swearing to take place. the public ceremony will take place on monday, it's a federal holiday, martin luther king day. it's the second time inauguration fell on that holiday. the last time was 1997 for president clinton's inauguratio
$600 billion in interest costs per year, that's what we're trying to prevent. my suggestion is we increase the debt ceiling in incremental amounts until we get president obama to get serious about reducing spending. >> so you will increase it. >> you will vote increase it in an incremental amount? >> there's a good construct in terms of giving you know, $1 of increase in the debt ceiling for every dollar in deficit reduction. that's what we have to start using the debt ceiling to impose the spending discipline on this administration. and president obama saying that we don't have a spending problem. we have a spending problem in this nation. we have a deficit spending problem. that's where we have to start getting it under control. this debate is not going away. >> we've heard all of the, bumper stickers, let me bring you balk to my example of february 15th. we have $52 billion in committed spending. there isn't a chest of money sitting around for all the extra stuff. i've got a list, interest, which is the one you're talking, about the biggest parks $30 billion. we're talking in n
down, the value of your house rising, resilient stock market at five-year highs, historically low interest rates. plus, consumers are still spending. but, beware, most sequels are never as good as the original. so what will obama's economy, the sequel, look like? john avalon is a columnist at the daily beast. international business at the university of maryland, and annie lowrie is an economic policy reporter for "the new york times." all great movies have memorable endings. when we look back at the end of the first term, is this a blockbuster or dead? >> absolute free fall, stock market hits its historic low after the first 100 days. trying to make a case that it could have been worse. not the most inspiring re-election slogan. compare to where countries in europe are, that chose a more traditional path of austerity, we do appear poised for recovery. if you begin on a freefall and end on an up note, that has the makings of a blockbuster. >> you say the president's policies are responsible for holding america back? >> president reagan had a deep recession, unemployment peaked at 1
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. >>> from william mckinley to barack obama, we have over 100 years in inaugurations in just a couple of minutes. >> no this is not carnival day in pumpkin center. it is the day of days in washington, d.c. >> the presidential -- >> presidential -- >> oath of office. >> here comes the inaugural parade. >> are you prepared to the take the oath of office of the united states? >> raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> repeat after me. i william jefferson clinton do solemnly square. >> i george walker bush do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute the office. >> i will faithfully execute the office. >> faithfully execute the office of the president of the united states. >> faithly execute the office of president of the united states. >> will to the best of my ability. >> eisenhower began his second term as leader, not only of america, but all free people. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> constitution of the united states. >> vice president linden b. johnson had the grief stricken widow with him takes the oath aboard the jet, which bring
this tone with what we saw four years ago when barack obama was inaugurated the first time, the first time and there was a great swelling, i think, of hope that he would be able to break the party san gridlock, a new kind of politics. there are issues including the debt ceiling and gun control. immigration san issue which there may well be a political consensus but hard to see the two sides coming together in a significantly new, bipartisan way, amongst the other issues. >> on the debt, on gun, immigration is in the interest of the republican party to get off the table. >> before this candidate -- the last candidate for president, the last two canned the das for president on the republican side, george bush and john mccain for comprehensive immigration reform. enormous support for republicans in my state for immigration reform and something essential to the economy as well as important to so many other people in our country. i'm more optimistic about that thanking than anythin than anything. >> you guys are a happy pair today. >> susan made a key point. not just the president and vice pres
has four years of governing ahead of him and he has a legacy to build. these next four years are incredibly important for what barack obama, president obama is going to stand for in history. i agree with maria, it has to be about unity. tomorrow is a day for lofty rhetoric. not a day for details or policy specifics. it's a day to bring us together to make us all feel american and celebrate democracy. you know what i think he's going to try to be? memorable. very few memorable state of the inaugural addresses. i think he is going to shoot for that memory tomorrow. >> a lot of democrats in town and a lot of the parties today, tomorrow, will be democrats. what do you do if you're a republican this weekend? what is the right way to behave today, tomorrow and then going forward, do you think? >> watch it on tv and eat ice cream. >> eat bonbons on the couch. >> dump your thumb in whiskey. let me tell you. i love the pomp and circumstance, i love the ceremony it and i love the significance. both maria and i were not born here. we come from different countries where there has been po
late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and the u.s., yet again,
.s. military, how is the obama administration in this coming up four years going to go after this new al qaeda refuge? these are very remote areas. the u.s. military has very few forces in the region and, look, they are going to need permission of countries to go in there if they are going to go into these places. algeria has made it clear it doesn't want help. and libya is it a country that basically has no coherent national military force, a lot of militias running many parts of libya. so to go after al qaeda, it's a nice set of words but a promise that may be very hard to live up to, wolf. >> certainly will be, barbara. thank you. >>> an american worker at the algerian gas facility tells cnn he escaped on the first day of the siege by islamic terrorists. mark cobb, believed to be a resident of texas, told cnn in a message that he's safe after escaping with some algerian staffers. according to his linkedin pain, he's manager of a joint venture in algeria. >>> other news right now, it was a blunt and chilling confession to the world. lance armstrong admitting unequivocally to oprah winfrey th
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ever to play and one of the classiest. he was never thrown out of a single game in 22 years in 2011, barack obama awarded musial the presidential medal of freedom. >> there's no red carpet, but there is a very long parade route and in fact the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration kind of takes on a hollywood feel. the anticipation is growing over what michelle obama will wear. up next we'll talk to an author who has written a book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to
. the senate hasn't confirmed a permanent atf director in years. strengthening the atf is part president obama's new gun regulation plan. >>> mark sanford is running for his old seat. his extramarital affair became public in 2009. sanford says he deserves a second chance. >> u.s. senators retire every 1,000 years or something. he retires, the governor happens to pick the guy who was in the seat that i used to hold and so there's been these strange opening of doors and i don't know exactly what it means but we'll find out in nine weeks. >> you can hear more from mark sanford tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. pier piers morgan will have him on as a guest. >>> the olympic committee is stripping lance armstrong of his medal of the 2000 games in sydney, more fallout from his reported confession to doping which we will learn more about when armstrong's interview with oprah airs. remember he's been stripped of his tour de france titles, let's take you to france to hear people there are reacting on the phone with us is cnn's zain verjee. she's in a town just outside of paris, so i'm ready, hit me. i'm sur
over 10 years. critics say president obama has all but ignored it. commission co-head simpson says the growing threat poses a major threat to the u.s. economy. >> where is the tipping point? i don't know where it is, but when it comes, going to be so swift and so savage. >> reporter: obama's plan proposes $360 billion in cuts to medicaid, medicare and other health programs over the next decade. but because costs in those programs are rising fast, the debt would be $6.4 trillion higher in 10 years. the president's budget also proposes cuts to discretionary and mandatory spending that would save $737 billion over a decade. military spending would be reduced, saving $487 billion. the fiscal cliff bill that congress passed on new year's day would also reduce projected deficits somewhat. higher taxes on households making above $450,000 and other tax increases will raise an additional $600 billion in revenue by 2022. but that's not enough. and as democrats and republicans gear up over the next few months to debate spending cuts, debt limits and the federal budget, there still is not a cr
english. president obama has promised to dive into an immigration overhaul, as well, this year. >>> well, we've said it before, congress is unpopular, but worse than cockroaches? apparently. new numbers from public policy polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. they found congress was less popular than brusal sprouts and used car salesman. but even worse, people have a higher opinion of cockroaches, replacement referees and root canals. so, what did congress beat out? lindsay lohan, lobbyists and the kardashians. not very complimentary. but there seems to be one place that people really like washington, at the movies. cnn chris lawrence reports, hollywood's portrayal of washington may be just a little off base. >> maybe they ran out of super heroes or aliens weren't available. >> there are only bad options. it's about finding the best one. >> reporter: hollywood is turning to government analysts to anchor its hit films. >> mia, this is joseph bradley. >> reporter: former cia officers admit the agency virginia headquarters isn't exactly a tourist destination. >> most of wh
. stand by. you're in "the situation room." next monday president obama will speak to the american people and to the world in his second inauguration speech. but after four very challenging years in office what tone should the president strike this time around? joining us now democratic strategist paul begala and david frum, a former white house speechwriter for george h.w. bush. also author of "why romney lost." doing very well. here's what the white house press secretary said today about the president's speech preparation. let me play the clip from jay carney. >> all i can tell you is the president in general when he works on a speech writes them long hand on a yellow pad and i've seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around but i don't have any more details on the speech. >> both of you are former speechwriters. paul, you wrote this on the daily beast. president obama's task is much like the couple renewing their wedding vows after decades of tough but rewarding marriage. if the words are too ideal list, they will seem hollow or saccharine. if too sh
with the inauguration coming up in a couple of days from president obama in the next four years. take a listen to what he has to say -- >> i would like to see him pay attention to more environmental issues. i think it's too dire. i think the situation is too dire. the law of entropy is so extreme right now. the planet is shrinking. it's being divvied up, carved up, dug up, and what are we thinking about future generations? are we going to leave them anything? and so i think it's in the hands of leadership and also the public to speak to this. i hope he does. >> reporter: now, we also talked about the fact that there's little-known films that become big hits here at sundance. one of the things we saw this year was the film "beast of the southern wild" that debuted last year at sundance and now is nominated for four oscars, when i asked robert redford about that, he kind of puffed up a little bit, and said, yeah, when these things happen, i definitely become a proud papa. >> i get. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is known far beyond the garden state for his blunt talk. now he's turning his attent
, 2013 will be the year that we accepted a nuclear iran or we went to war. for more on this, you can read my column in this week's "time" magazine. let's get started. >>> when president obama chose the conservative republican for the post of defense secretary, you might not have expected opposition from the right, but you would have been wrong. while many conservatives support hagel's nomination, there is spirited opposition from the right. perhaps the first public opposition to chuck hagel was a column in "wall street journal" by its foreign affairs columnist bret stephens. he leveled a charge against the former senator, one of the first full throated defenses of hagel came in the "daily beast" from the editor of that website's blog and the author of the "crisis of zionism." joining me now bret stephens and peter beinart. brett, let's start with you, you essentially accused chuck hagel of being an anti-semite. >> i said there was an odor of prejudice. >> what evidence do you have thats is the case? >> he had this famous statement that i'm sure you heard several times by now about the jew
york. >>> well, president obama says america is on its way to a good year when it comes to the economy. but there is a big if here. ali velshi has some thoughts. he's up next. >>> president obama says he won't negotiate any spending cuts with a gun held up to the head of the american people. from the cnn money newsroom, in new york, i'm ali velshi. this is your money. apple gets a bite taken out of its stock. toyota and gm are neck and neck again. first gold and now oil. california will be a prospector's dream again. and stocks are up, but should they be? first, president obama spoke with reporters today emphasizing his position that the debt ceiling is not a license to spend more. it is about paying bills that congress has already agreed to. he likened it to stiffing the waiter at a nice restaurant after gorging on a meal. >> you don't go out to dinner, and then, you know, eat all you want, and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. >> u.s. hit the debt ceiling on december 31st. the treasury is using so-called extraordinary measures to put off any
for president obama's second inauguration. and this morning, we're looking past the oath of office to the next four years. the plans, the prospects, and the priorities. joining me right now here is white house correspondent dan lothian. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so nice to be with you in person here. >> on this chilly morning. >> yes, on this chilly morning on the national mall. we saw the president unveil his gun plan this week. do you think that's job number one right now? >> i think it is. you hear the president and the vice president talk about seizing the moment. they realize that there are other times when you have these mass shootings, everyone talks about, you know, coming down with some kind of new regulations. and then they forget about it. so they realize in this case, they have the public support. polling is showing that most americans want stricter gun laws. and obviously, there will be opposition up on capitol hill. there is some bipartisan support for what the president is doing, but i think in general, there is a sense that now's the time to get it done. so that
. >> there's a lot of pain. >> absolutely. >> we went through a lot of tragedy last year, a lot of political divisiveness. and it's just time for that healing and reconciliation and daddy's, you know, work represented that. >> reporter: king says she believes president obama in trying to reunite the country is striking the right tone. >> co-have after the election, said how you like me now? you know what i'm saying? it is hard. some people can be sore losers, that is just the real i the president sets the tone in the nation, if nobody else does. he is compassionate and dr. king was compassionate. and he is committed to the next generation. >> reporter: what does king's youngest think president obama should do next? >> right before he was assassinated, he was in memphis, tennessee, to bring attention to the work of the sanitation workers, those that were not receiving adequate wages and they were not being treated fairly and he was in the midst of planning this poor people's campaign. and i'd like to see more emphasis placed on poverty in our nation. >> reporter: king specifically singles out
says that this year's vaccine is a good match for the flu strain going around. >> president obama paid a visit to the clinic at the pentagon this week, and don't worry, not for a case of the flu, but the white house says a routine fit ness evaluation, and the results will be released by the end of the month. the president's last exam in 2011 found the long-time smoker toe b tobacco-free and consuming a healthy diet. >>> moving overseas, ousted president hosni mew bark ra has won a trial for murders. the retrial will be based on the same evidence, but this time, judges will consider mubarak's health. the 84-year-old recently broke his ribs in a fall. mubarak's trial, as you may recall drew the world's attention, because he was the first arab leader to p be jailed by his people, and because he appeared in court lying on a hospital bed and confined to a cage. >>> in an incident yearly similar to a deadly sexual assault that send shock waves worldwide, indian police say another indian woman has been gang raped on a bus. and there are six arrests including the bus driver, and this time the
president obama, my name is julia. i'm an 11-year-old who lives here in d.c. there are no words to explain how sad i am about the school shooting. even though i'm not scared for my safety, i'm scared for others. i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be that into politics, but my opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should only be in the most horrible event, where others will get hurt if they are not. i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed, not just for me, but the whole united states. my love and regrets, julia. >> that's a very thoughtful letter, julia. why did you decide to sit down and write it? >> well, i was overwhelmed with sadness about the school shooting and knew as one person i couldn't do anything, but i knew that president obama could. so i decided to write this letter hoping that at least he would read it and think of doing something. >> theo, you're the dad. did you
are starting to descend on washington for president obama's second inauguration. but this morning we are looking past the oath of office to the next four years, the issues, plans and prospects. joining me now is ron brownstein, senior political analyst and editorial director for the national journal. do you like our set? >> fabulous. >> nice to be here, huh? >> little bit of history. >> not too shabby. let's talk about the issue certainly that's been for the last few weeks, guns. >> yeah. >> do you think the president will keep up the pressure if congress is slow to react or even brushes off the first steps of legislation? >> yeah. broader point, second terms have been pretty tough for presidents. we've had a couple of presidents impeached in their second term, iran-contra scandal in the second term. so as you wonder, halfway through they wonder why they bothered to get re-elected but i think president obama is in a position to put pressure on the congress because of the nature in which he won. he demonstrated there is now at the presidential level a pretty reliable consistent majori
day falls on a sunday this year, the official swearing in of president obama will take place in a private ceremony at the white house as it has to on a sunday. monday is the big day, folks. this all kicks off with a church service at st. john's church, just across the street from the white house. then on to the public. the swearing in here where hundreds of thousands are expected to turn out on what will be, i'm sure, a chilly washington day, from capitol hill to the national mall, pennsylvania avenue, for the inaugural parade. i will be there. i'm so excited. i'll be there in the thick of things. of course, many, many -- many, many of our cnn crews will be there as well. you can catch it here on cnn through monday. much like the halftime show at the super bowl, the opportunity to perform at a presidential inauguration really is the chance of a lifetime. and come monday, you have beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor, all performing in front of the president. no pressure. so will the 50 children and teenagers of a marching band from iowa, they'll be feeling a little bit of th
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